UN Photo / Elma Okic
Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) and the International Law Commission.
Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.
For the 2016–2017 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
In July, when classes are over, students can extend their residence permit for up to six months (i.e. until December) to undertake an internship or temporary assignment in a Geneva-based organization and/or look for a job in Geneva or Switzerland.
*This list is subject to change.
The students who participate in the second semester internships with the International Review of the Red Cross are integral members of our team. Each year they help us evaluate articles that have been submitted for publication in the Review, employing the expertise they have developed in their first semester at the Geneva Academy, and the research and editing they carry out is invaluable to us.
From 31 March to 8 April 2017, our LLM students went on a nine-day study trip to Belgrade and Kosovo where they met with a wide range of leading actors in the region working on international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law, transitional justice, and migration.
Congratulations to the Geneva Academy team – Jemma Arman, Isabelle Gallino and Benjamin Tippett – for reaching the semi-finals of the prestigious 2017 Jean-Pictet Competition!
In this interview, Alexis Comninos, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.